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Our Approach

We believe that data helps solve many sustainability problems. We help two types of stakeholders:

  • companies that invest in the sustainability of their supply chain
  • investors seeking to make a positive impact.

The Problem
for companies

Lots of activity

From cocoa to mining, cotton to banking, shipping to computing: across all industries companies are investing in the sustainability of their supply chains for the planet, for people and for communities.

But does it work?

Many companies struggle to demonstrate the impact of their sustainability investments. This starts with credible data. You have spent the money, but did your sustainability initiative reach its goals? Are people better off? Is production more environmentally sustainable? To what extent have working conditions improved? Too often there are no answers.


We work with people in local communities: the cocoa farmers you try to lift out of poverty; the residents of the rural mining village where you are constructing a road.

Our technology empowers them to collect data and to take ownership of solutions to improve their lives. The people at the base of your supply chain deliver the data you need because it works for them.

It’s good for them and it’s good for you.

The Problem
for investors

Poor reporting

More and more companies report sustainability numbers but are they making a difference? They may have spent x amount of money or trained people for y hours, but what impact did that have? What is really behind the numbers?

Difficult to compare

It’s hard to compare different companies, especially when absolute numbers will obviously be higher for larger companies than smaller ones. This leaves investors in the dark when trying to compare apples to apples.


Our solution: verifiable, comparable and industry-specific outcome data, in real-time.

We provide dashboards that allow investors to compare apples to apples on Environmental, Social and Governance outcomes, such as:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of product
  • Resolution rate of conflicts with the local community
  • Dozens more, tailored by sector

Graphs for illustrative purposes only. Based on real but incomplete data.


We have analysed sustainability and annual reports in key industries. We have found that they do not report enough on the outcomes of sustainability efforts. Our aim is to help companies be strategic and impactful in their reporting on sustainability.

You can download our free reports:


Quote from our CEO Fredrik Galtung in The Guardian’s long read "Is fair trade finished?"

“If Fairtrade producers could show that their farmers were 10 or 20 years younger on average ... that would be a massive advantage. But we’re unable to see all this.”

In a podcast with Break the Chain, Fredrik spoke about inputs and outputs versus outcomes and impact.

Fredrik was interviewed by The New Ism, talking about how bottom-up measurement and empowerment is key in sustainability.

Quote from Mining Weekly on TrueFootprint’s mining industry Scorecard:

“governments, investors and customers have no way at present of assessing the effectiveness of key business sustainability investments, which means that some companies are not getting credit for the work they are doing and the social and economic value they create.”


  • We used our FieldApp to help with Covid-19
  • Launched in July 2020
  • 90 local partners in 54 countries
  • Live in 25 countries
  • 29 countries in process of setting up pilots
  • Results: All pilots showing safety issues:
    -73% of users reported test kits not present at least once
    -Over 250 reports of infected patients not being separated
  • 9 Ministries of Health have signed MOUs in support of national scale-up plans


Fredrik Galtung

Chief Executive

Christian Benigni

Chief of Financial Products

  • Co-founder GFP Juniper
  • Co-founder First Avenue Partners
  • Created the largest hedge fund franchise at
    the time in German-speaking Europe
  • Expert in creation, structuring and placement of financial products

Edwin Bos

Chief Product Officer

  • Chief Innovation Officer at Reevoo
  • PhD in human-computer interaction, postdoc
  • Worked at Apple and Yahoo, Reevoo
  • Wikipedia contributor

Chanda Pwapwa

Lead Engineer

  • Full stack developer
  • Avid reader
  • Has worked on distributed teams located in
    Cape Town, Singapore and London.

Carly Dryhurst-Smith


  • Designed for Reevoo, Topshop and NHS
  • Founder agency With Bells On!
  • Lead UX designer at VC Forward Partners

Audrey de Garidel

Non-Executive Director

  • Facilitator of positive impact projects
  • Co-founder, So Impact
  • Worked at Agence Française de Développement, FMO, InfraVia Capital Partners, Latham & Watkins

Samuel Niyomuremyi

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Rwanda
  • Maternal health program coordinator
    at Rwanda Village community
    promoters(RVCP) organization.
  • Founder of stop covid19 campaign(SCC)

Heri Bitamala

Country Partner

  • Country partner DR Congo
  • Founder CEO of CERC
  • Community monitoring expert

Pierre Camara

Country Partner

  • Country partner Guinea
  • Field monitor at World Food Programme
  • Président Les Mêmes Droits pour Tous

Dr Floribert Kazingufu

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Burundi
  • Founder of "Réseau des Églises Misssionnaires du Christ"
  • Expert in community and people upliftment
  • Founder of Peace University, Fondation Chirezi

Isaac Abamwizeye

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Rwanda
  • CEO and Founder of Confidence of
    Success Academy
  • Rwanda Volunteer in community to avoid
    human security issues and Covid-19

John Wabwire Shikuku

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Kenya
  • Community health worker specialising in community health management of
    HIV/ TB, pregnant mothers and under 5 children
  • Co-founder, Kenya Adolescent Youth Reproductive Health and HIV Network

Judith Mutange

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Kenya
  • Founding Director,
    Great Mercy Development Centre
  • Mentors to vulnerable children and women
  • Founded a school for accelerated learning
    from primary to high school

Mike Tyson Oyola

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Kenya
  • Programme Manager, Positive Engagement for All Programme
  • Data collection using survey CTO, ODK and KOBO
  • Psychotherapy counselling to persons affected by Covid-19

Rachel Uwizerwa

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Rwanda
  • Founder and CEO of Ngoboka Project
    to help vulnerable single mothers and
    pregnant women who
    are affected by Covid-19

Richard Arinitwe

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Rwanda
  • Founder and CEO at Mubuzima, a platform to raise health
    calamities awareness in local language
  • Intern medical doctor at Kabgayi District Hospital

Dr Tarak Bahadur

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Nepal
  • Visiting faculty, Kathmandu University
  • Former Deputy Executive Director,
    Nepal Administrative Staff College

Victor Alex

Country Partner

  • Country Partner South Sudan
  • Co-founder, African Youth Action Network (AYAN)
  • Monitoring and evaluation specialist

Jose Alves da Costa

Country Partner

  • Country Partner Timor Leste
  • Co-founder and Executive Director,
    Luta Hamutuk
  • Member of the Consultative Council
    of the Ombusman



For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please email us at info@truefootprint.com.

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